GenderGP Fund

How do I apply to the GenderGP Fund?

The GenderGP Fund is currently open to applicants under the age of 16, with or without parental support, who cannot afford to access private gender-affirming care. You can apply for the Fund here (https://www.gendergp.com/gendergp-fund/).

Can I access The GenderGP Fund if I am outside of the UK?

Our ultimate aim is for The Fund to be accessible to anyone who needs it but we have to start small! Our immediate focus is on those aged 16 and under who have had their care removed as a result of the recent case brought against the Tavistock and Portman clinic in the UK.

Will I have to renew my eligibility for The Fund each year?

Yes. Each case will be assessed according to need and will be regularly reviewed and adjusted.

Will you ensure treatment continues until my child reaches adult services? I don’t want to start treatment, to then have to stop it later as The Fund runs out?

The amount we are able to provide will be dictated by the available funds. Our immediate objective is to support any child who has been impacted by the Tavistock and Portman ruling and who is suffering as a consequence. As part of the eligibility process we will discuss a period of time during which we will be able to support as well as ways in which the individual can seek additional help long-term.

How long will I be able to access The GenderGP Fund?

Each person’s application will be considered based on their specific needs. For some it will be a short-term subsidy, while others may need longer-term support. We will review each person who is using The Fund every four months and any award will last a maximum of 12 months. Should support be required for longer than 12 months we will look at the practicalities involved and how best to provide that support.

What information needs to be provided as proof for the GenderGP Fund?

As with all reduced rates and discounts, we ask for proof of income or benefits. If an individual is already receiving treatment which has been stopped, we will also ask to see proof of assessments in the form of reports and letters from the associated service.

Will The GenderGP Fund be open to people over 16 / adults at any point?

Our ultimate aim is for The Fund to be accessible to anyone who needs it. Our immediate focus is on those aged 16 and under who have had their care removed as a result of the recent case brought against the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in the UK.

I cannot access the GenderGP Fund because I am over 16, but I still need help. What should I do?

Although the priority for The Fund is currently for young people who have been affected by the recent ruling, we hope to encourage fund-raising activity and donations long-term, in order to help as many people as we can who are in need.

How is means testing done for The GenderGP Fund?

We have a responsibility to manage and distribute all funds raised evenly and fairly. With that in mind, all applicants will be means-tested to enable us to support them in line with their individual needs. We will review this regularly to ensure that if a patient’s situation changes, we can adjust their support accordingly. We will also allocate funds based on a formal criteria which is currently being finalised.

How is eligibility for the GenderGP Fund determined?

We will begin by supporting those aged 16 and under whose care has been directly impacted by the Tavistock v. Bell ruling and who are at risk as a result. We will have a set of criteria against which applicants will be measured in a bid to determine eligibility.

If I use the GenderGP Fund, will there still be areas of treatment I have to pay for?

Yes, this is a subsidised scheme to enable the funds raised to help as many individuals as possible. We recognise that we have a responsibility to distribute The Fund in a way that is fair. We will consider each application on a case by case basis. Applicants will be required to fill out a statement of means and we will have a criteria against which all applicants will be assessed. This will enable us to work out exactly how best to support each individual.

How much can I get access to via the GenderGP Fund?

We want to help as many people as we can to access the care they need. We will work with you to see how much of your care can be provided by your GP, how much you or your support network can afford and how much we need to raise to assist you. This will be continually evaluated for as long as the support is needed.

Can I access the GenderGP Fund now or just donate?

We are accepting both donations and applications to access The Fund now. You can register your interest by filling out the following (https://www.gendergp.com/the-gendergp-fund/#fund-form-section)form (https://www.gendergp.com/the-gendergp-fund/#fund-form-section).

How do I apply to access The GenderGP Fund?

To register your interest, please complete the following (https://www.gendergp.com/the-gendergp-fund/#fund-form-section)form (https://www.gendergp.com/the-gendergp-fund/#fund-form-section).